AJR Heads North of the Border to Mosport Tavares, Florida -- Alex Job Racing will take its McKenna/mail2web.com/Xybernaut/Alex Job Racing/Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs north of border to Mosport International Raceway for round six of the American Le...
AJR Heads North of the Border to Mosport
Tavares, Florida -- Alex Job Racing will take its McKenna/mail2web.com/Xybernaut/Alex Job Racing/Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs north of border to Mosport International Raceway for round six of the American Le Mans Series to be run on August 8th.
Romain Dumas and Marc Lieb put their stamp on the ALMS GT record books by getting their first victory as a driving duo at Portland. Dumas' streak of three pole positions in a row will end at Mosport as Lieb will be qualifying the car. The Alex Job record of pole positions in the ALMS currently stands at 22 in a row.
The four AJR drivers did not have a weekend off between Portland and Mosport. The foursome were in Belgium driving Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs in the Spa 24 Hours. Romain Dumas took top team honors winning the N-GT class and placing third overall. Bernhard and Bergmeister came in second and directly behind in third place was Marc Lieb.
Teammates Jorg Bergmeister and Timo Bernhard will be trying to defend their win at Mosport from last year. "Timo and I both like the track very much. To defend our win from last year it would be nice if no one hit us this race," said Bergmeister. "My favorite part of the circuit is turn four because it's almost flat out with a blind entry at about 215 km/h (134 mph). I also like turns eight and nine, the esses, which is a fast right-hander followed by a slower left-hander. You have to be careful if you are too fast in eight, you will have problems getting the proper entry in nine."
Mosport is one of three tracks on the schedule that Marc Lieb visited last year. He was able to race to stand on the podium, finishing in third place. "Mosport is one of my favorite tracks. It is very fast with a great blind corner and the turn two downhill is a lot of fun," said Lieb. "I also have a little pressure to keep our car on pole position after Romain's poles in the last three races. Romain and I had a near perfect race at Portland, it will take the same to win again at Mosport."
"The team has been able to win our last two events at Infineon and Portland. Our two rookies, Dumas and Lieb, are giving our two veterans a real run for their money every practice session, qualifying and the race," said Alex Job, team owner. "I don't remember when the points chase has been this close in the GT category. I think the team is really coming together and starting to show our true form."
Round six the American Le Mans Series will be August 8th and televised live on CBS starting at 12:00 p.m. EST.